Elvis and Presley

Elvis and Presley

by Robert Huber
     
 
''The King is Alive!''...The journey of the photographers Robert Huber and Stephan Vanfleteren began in New York somewhere along 42nd street. It ended three weeks and eleven states later in Death Valley. Everything the two artists did during their journey, they did dressed as Elvis Presley, the King of Rock'n'Roll. The artists photographed each other, with Presley

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''The King is Alive!''...The journey of the photographers Robert Huber and Stephan Vanfleteren began in New York somewhere along 42nd street. It ended three weeks and eleven states later in Death Valley. Everything the two artists did during their journey, they did dressed as Elvis Presley, the King of Rock'n'Roll. The artists photographed each other, with Presley (Vanfleteren) in black and white, and Elvis (Huber) in color. ''Elvis'' and ''Presley'' crossed the country riding Greyhound buses and subways, hitch-hiking, strolling through malls or ending up in small town bars where strange women embraced them. While as photojournalists they were accustomed to remaining behind the scenes, here Huber and Vanfleteren found themselves suddenly thrust into the spotlight of their own work. What emerges is a hyperreal road movie, a media-damaged update of Robert Frank's "The Americans ", in which two Europeans step into the boundless television screen that is America.

Author Biography: Robert Huber was born in Switzerland in 1972. He works in color-in medium and large formats-focusing on contemporary leisure culture. His work has been published in "The New York Times", "TIME", and "Newsweek", to name only a few. In 1998 he met Stephan Vanfleteren at the Joop Swart World Press master class.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783934923065
Publisher:
Kruse Verlag
Publication date:
03/15/2001
Pages:
98
Product dimensions:
11.19(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.58(d)

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